My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Rated NR

There’s a good movie in here somewhere, but director Ivan Reitman doesn’t manage to draw it out. Uma Thurman plays Jenny, a mild-mannered museum employee who catches Matt’s (Luke Wilson) eye on a train. They start going out, and she seems a little high-strung. As it turns out, she has superpowers and goes by the name G-Girl. Matt likes this at first, but he starts getting tired of her act and tries to break up. G-Girl goes on a rampage, and while this could be funny, it really isn’t. Reitman utilizes a schmaltzy score by Teddy Castellucci that gives the film a bad ’80s feel. Reitman, who used to make pretty funny movies, has been sucking lately, with stuff like Evolution, Six Days Seven Nights and especially Fathers’ Day. He wastes a great performance by Thurman, and he seems to suffocate Wilson with bad editing. Wilson seemed to be going for something really offbeat, but the presentation has neutered him. The funniest bit from the preview trailer, where Wilson does a hilarious reaction to Thurman crashing through the ceiling, didn’t even make it into the film.

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